Saturday, February 18, 2012

Austin Wine Merchant - Beaujolais Tasting

All of the wines we tasted today at Austin Wine Merchant were 100% Gamay from Beaujolais, France.

Château du Basty Lantignie Beaujolais 2009, France - $11.99
Aroma - light, a little floral
Taste - watery, light, soft tannins, a little wood and flowers
Okay, but probably too light for most - also not crazy about the slight floral taste and smell.

Château du Basty Régnié Beaujolais 2009, France - $13.75
Aroma - bright red fruit
Taste - bright red fruit, light black tea, soft tannins, a little floral
Okay, still too floral for me. See my previous tasting notes for this wine.

Joseph Drouhin Brouilly 2009, Beaujolais, France - $17.50
Aroma - red fruit
Taste - red fruit, black tea, soft tannins
Good! This one has a little more body to it than the last two.

Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly 2010, Beaujolais, France - $17.50
Aroma - sweet red fruit, cough syrup
Taste - same
Slightly too sweet for me. See my previous tasting notes for this wine.

Château des Labourons Fleurie 2010, Beaujolais, France - $17.50
Aroma - red cherries
Taste - red cherries, very light black tea
Good! I like this wine!

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